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Building And Pricing Guide 2018/19 - The Construction Industry Annual (Paperback): Buildaid Publishing Building And Pricing Guide 2018/19 - The Construction Industry Annual (Paperback)
Buildaid Publishing 1
R685 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R156 (23%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A Best Seller for over two decades and the only publication of its kind in Southern Africa!

The objective of this Building Industry Bible is to provide a comprehensive construction costing and specification tool to anyone involved in the Building and Construction Industries. For 24 years now the Building and Pricing guide has played a vital role as a standalone solution by providing an A-Z guide to the construction process, its resources and their related costs.

The Building and Pricing Guide appeals to the broadest market of any publication in this industry: It forms a powerful educational tool to all involved in the Building Industry and is a solid guide for property owners, developers and owner builders in decision making regarding new projects. It provides a solid insight to industry standards and specifications and new products to professional involved in construction. Even to the higher end of the market, where it aids large construction companies in quantifying and specifying for small works which are an integral part to any large project.

Construction materials for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed): Errol Van Amsterdam Construction materials for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Errol Van Amsterdam 2
R467 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): William Spence, Eva Kultermann Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
William Spence, Eva Kultermann
R1,131 R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Save R161 (14%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BULDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, International Edition offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis on providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today's top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.

Even More Schedule for Sale - Advanced Work Packaging, for Construction Projects (Paperback): Even More Schedule for Sale - Advanced Work Packaging, for Construction Projects (Paperback)
R582 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Norman Hall's Firefighter Exam Preparation Book (Paperback, 2nd): Norman Hall Norman Hall's Firefighter Exam Preparation Book (Paperback, 2nd)
Norman Hall
R450 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Guaranteed Top Scores on Your Firefighter's Exam

Want to be a firefighter? Do you know what is involved in taking the exam? Don't take a chance at failing a test you could ace--learn from the expert, Norman Hall.

For more than a decade, "Norman Hall's Firefighter Exam Preparation Book" has been the #1 test preparation book for prospective firefighters. Back by popular demand, Norman Hall has completely updated and revised this hugely successful book for this second edition, presenting new tips and time-tested methods for attaining the highest scores.

Practice your skills using features such as tips on how to pass the physical requirements, practice exams with answer keys, memory aids to help you master the recall test, tables for self-scoring, insights on what a career in firefighting entails, and a discussion of the final interview.

You will score 80% to 100% using Norman Hall's proven system. If you don't, your purchase price for this book will be fully refunded. See inside for details Use "Norman Hall's Firefighter Exam Preparation Book, 2nd Edition" to study hard and score at the top

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Citb Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Citb
R305 R57 Discovery Miles 570 Save R248 (81%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings (Paperback, 4th Edition): Stephen Emmitt Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Stephen Emmitt
R937 R877 Discovery Miles 8 770 Save R60 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The updated edition of the authoritative and comprehensive guide to construction practice The revised fourth edition of Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings expands on the resource that has become a standard text on the construction of buildings. The fourth edition covers the construction of larger-scale buildings (primarily residential, commercial and industrial) constructed with load bearing frames in timber, concrete and steel; supported by chapters on offsite construction, piling, envelopes to framed buildings, fit-out and second fix, lifts and escalators, building pathology, upgrading and demolition. The author covers the functional and performance requirements of the main building elements as well as building efficiency and information on meeting the challenges of limiting the environmental impact of buildings. Each chapter includes new "at a glance" summaries that introduce the basic material giving a good understanding of the main points quickly and easily. The text is fully up to date with the latest building regulations and construction technology. This important resource: Covers design, technology, offsite construction, site assembly and environmental issues of larger-scale buildings including primarily residential, commercial and industrial buildings constructed with load bearing frames Highlights the concept of building efficiency, with better integration of the topics throughout the text Offers new "at a glance" summaries at the beginning of each chapter Is a companion to Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, fourth edition Written for undergraduate students and those working towards similar NQF level 5 and 6 qualifications in building and construction, Barry's Advanced Construction of Buildings is a practical and highly illustrated guide to construction practice. It covers the materials and technologies involved in constructing larger scale buildings.

WJEC Vocational Award Constructing the Built Environment Level 1/2 (Paperback): Howard Davies WJEC Vocational Award Constructing the Built Environment Level 1/2 (Paperback)
Howard Davies; Edited by (consulting) Steve Jones
R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by experienced Construction professionals and teachers, this resource is designed to be accessible and practical. The comprehensive coverage of new specification requirements for England will support students through their course. / Suitable for Level 1 and 2 students, the depth of coverage, language and design of the book has been carefully tailored to their learning needs / Each unit is made relevant and purposeful through applied learning in a vocational context / A dedicated assessment section helps students thoroughly prepare for both their non-exam assessment and exams

Code Check Building - An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes (Spiral bound, 4th ed.): Redwood Kardon Code Check Building - An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes (Spiral bound, 4th ed.)
Redwood Kardon; Illustrated by Paddy Morrissey; Douglas Hansen, Michael Casey
R510 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R100 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 DVD (DVD-ROM): Citb Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 DVD (DVD-ROM)
Citb
R413 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R338 (82%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Chst Exam Secrets Study Guide - Chst Test Review for the Construction Health and Safety Technician Exam (Paperback): Chst Exam... Chst Exam Secrets Study Guide - Chst Test Review for the Construction Health and Safety Technician Exam (Paperback)
Chst Exam Secrets Test Prep
R1,637 R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Save R412 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Applying the Building Code - Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals (Paperback): Ronald L. Geren Applying the Building Code - Step-by-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals (Paperback)
Ronald L. Geren
R1,928 R1,748 Discovery Miles 17 480 Save R180 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

No other resource not even the building code presents the exact code information you need, when you need it at design stage The International Building Code (IBC) is a model building code developed by the International Code Council (ICC). The IBC and its complementary codes provide design and construction professionals with a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention regulations in order to safeguard the public health and general welfare of the occupants of new and existing buildings and structures. Adopted throughout most of the United States and its territories, it is referenced by federal agencies, such as the General Services Administration, National Park Service, Department of State, U.S. Forest Service, and the Department of Defense. For architects and other design and construction professionals, it is particularly important that they understand how to apply the IBC and how code officials view buildings, so that they integrate code-required provisions in the earliest design stages of any project. Applying the IBC, as well as its companion codes, to building design is a process that is uniquely different to that of applying the building code during a planning review. Whereas other guide books explain the IBC in sequential order, from cover to cover, chapter by chapter, and section by section, Applying the Building Code explains the requirements of the IBC as they would apply during the common phases of design: from schematic design through to the preparation of construction documents. This effectively highlights applicable requirements of the building code at the appropriate stage of design based on available information. * The book provides a 28-step process that is organized according to the three phases of architectural design: schematic design, design development, and construction documents * Each step explains the application of the IBC, as well as other codes and standards referenced by the IBC (i.e. International Fire Code, International Energy Conservation Code, and ANSI A117.1 ) based on available project information * Illustrations and examples are provided throughout that explain the code fundamentals associated with each step * A single example project is used throughout the step-by-step process to illustrate how each step is applied and builds upon code and project information obtained through previous steps * Guidance is also provided on the International Existing Building Code and how the step-by-step process is applied to projects involving existing buildings * The role of the building department and its staff in regard to plan reviews and code enforcement is discussed * A detailed code data information template is provided that can help organize code-related information for construction documents

The Housebuilder's Bible 2019 - 13th edition (Paperback, 13th edition): Mark Brinkley The Housebuilder's Bible 2019 - 13th edition (Paperback, 13th edition)
Mark Brinkley
R721 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R104 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Energy Management Systems and Direct Digital Control (Hardcover): Richard A Panke Energy Management Systems and Direct Digital Control (Hardcover)
Richard A Panke
R2,489 Discovery Miles 24 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written with the building owner or facility manager in mind, this plain English guide to use of energy management systems and direct digital control covers the full spectrum of hardware and software currently utilized to manage energy and control inside environments in all types of buildings and facilities. Topics include hardware and system components, system architecture, networking, communication protocol, operator/machine interface, estimating costs and savings, choosing the right system, system expansion, operation and maintenance, and operator training.

Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals 2019 - GT200/19 DVD (DVD-ROM, 8th Revised edition): Health, safety and environment test for managers and professionals 2019 - GT200/19 DVD (DVD-ROM, 8th Revised edition)
R382 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R41 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Rapidly Solidified Alloys - Processes-Structures-Properties-Applications (Hardcover): Howard H. Liebermann Rapidly Solidified Alloys - Processes-Structures-Properties-Applications (Hardcover)
Howard H. Liebermann
R8,413 Discovery Miles 84 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume details the principles underlying rapid solidification processing, material structure and properties, and their applications. This practical resource presents a manifold approach to both amorphous and crystalline rapidly solidified metallic alloys.;Written by over 30 internationally acclaimed specialists in their respective fields, Rapidly Solidified Alloys: surveys nucleation and growth studies in undercooled melts; examines various processes for the production of rapidly solidified alloys; discusses the compaction of amorphous alloys; describes surface remelting treatments for the rapid solidification of surface layers and the resultant improved workpiece properties; covers the closely related topics of structural relaxation, atomic transport and other thermally induced processes; demonstrates microstructure-property relationships in rapidly quenched crystalline alloy systems and their beneficial effects in applications; and elucidates the basic, engineeering, and applications-oriented magnetic properties of amorphous alloys.;Furnishing more than 2300 literature citations for further study of specific subjects, Rapidly Solidified Alloys is intended for materials, mechanical, product, and civil engineers; metallurgists; magneticians; physicists; physical chemists; and graduate students in these disciplines.

Self Build and Renovation For Dummies (Paperback): Nicholas Walliman Self Build and Renovation For Dummies (Paperback)
Nicholas Walliman
R475 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R125 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Creating your dream home is an exciting idea, but it's also a major project and one where you need to be an expert on everything from planning laws to landscape design, and all that's in between. Self Build and Renovation For Dummies takes you through every step of the process, from choosing and buying a plot of land, through to the building's design and on to the actual build - plus all the financial and legal stuff - using plain English in an easy-to-understand format. Here is everything you need to know to create your perfect home.

The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2016 (Paperback, 5th Edition): David Chappell The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2016 (Paperback, 5th Edition)
David Chappell
R1,552 R1,412 Discovery Miles 14 120 Save R140 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 2016 edition of the JCT Minor Works Building Contract contains a great many changes from the 2011 and 2005 editions, many of which are apparently minor but all are significant.This 5th edition has been comprehensively re-written to address these changes and to make them easier to understand. Busy architects and contractors will find the book a ready source of answers when they have a question and a guide to what to do in various circumstances.

T,s - Diagram for Water and Steam - IAPWS Industrial Formulation 1997 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam... T,s - Diagram for Water and Steam - IAPWS Industrial Formulation 1997 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam (Poster, 1998 ed.)
Hans-Joachim Kretzschmar
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This diagram is based on the newest Industrial Standard IAPWS-IF97 for the Thermodynamic Properties of Water and Steam, which replaces the previous industrial formulation IFC-67.

No Nice Girl Swears - Notes on High Society, Social Graces, and Keeping Your Wits from a Jazz-Age Debutante (Hardcover):... No Nice Girl Swears - Notes on High Society, Social Graces, and Keeping Your Wits from a Jazz-Age Debutante (Hardcover)
Alice-Leone Moats; Foreword by Stellene Volandes
R436 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

No Nice Girl Swears is the original, trailblazing guide to the "new etiquette," brimming with timeless advice on style, romance, and grace, and finally back in print 90 years after its original release. Forewords by today's editor in chief of Town & Country and the editor in chief of Vogue from 1914-1952. Heralded as the go-to guide for soon-to-be debutantes and ladies who'd recently made their debut, No Nice Girl Swears ushered in a "new etiquette" on its release in 1933, much to the shock-and delight-of the high-society crowd of jazz-age America. Today it is equal parts time capsule (how to dress for dinner on your transatlantic voyage) and timeless missive (how to ditch a date who's had a few too many). Worldly-wise socialite Alice-Leone Moats advises on everything from style and dating to travel and party throwing, and weeds through the dos and don'ts of weddings, weekend trips, and the workplace. Her wisdom, though steeped in the charm of her time, endures: treat others-and yourself-with respect, always put your best foot forward, and don't throw a party without champagne. It's just good manners. This keepsake volume includes a new foreword from Stellene Volandes, the editor in chief of Town & Country, the original foreword from Edna Woolman Chase, Vogue's editor in chief from 1914-1952, and a contextualizing preface. It encourages consideration of what etiquette rules we'd like instilled today, and shows how Moats helped usher in a world where women could speak-and act-freely.

Beautiful Built-Ins - Plans for Designing with Stock Cabinets (Paperback, Ed): Connie Edwards Beautiful Built-Ins - Plans for Designing with Stock Cabinets (Paperback, Ed)
Connie Edwards
R1,141 R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Save R259 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

ALL THE DETAILS, PLANS, AND IDEAS YOU NEED TO USE STOCK KITCHEN CABINETS TO CREATE BUILT-INS THROUGHOUT THE HOME


This expertly written, heavily-illustrated resource provides builders, remodelers, designers, and architects with all the ideas and information they need to use stock kitchen cabinetry to create beautiful and functional built-ins throughout the home. Homeowners will find this a valuable resource, too.


Written by a certified kitchen and bathroom designer with twenty-five years experience in the field, Beautiful Built-Ins is packed with plan details and installation tips -- so pitching the sale, closing the deal, specifying and ordering materials, and actual assembly is efficient and easy. It will prove to be a source of design inspiration complete with the necessary how to information.


With more than 750 illustrations, Beautiful Built-Ins is versatile enough to double as a presentation portfolio and can actually improve your bottom line by giving you more options to offer your clients.


INVALUABLE TO BUILDERS, REMODELERS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS:

* Assembly tips

* Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Exercise Areas

* Beverage Centers

* Libraries, Offices and Desks

* Craft Rooms, Potting Benches, and Workshops

* Entertainment Centers

* Utility Areas

* Childrens Rooms

* Dining Areas

* Cabinets, Cabinets Everywhere

* Details, Details, Details

* Striking Out on Your Own

* Appendix

* Glossary

* Manufacturers and Suppliers

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair (Hardcover, 2nd ed.): Roger A. Fischer Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Repair (Hardcover, 2nd ed.)
Roger A. Fischer
R991 R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Save R228 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture - Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises (Paperback, 3rd... Building Physics - Heat, Air and Moisture - Fundamentals and Engineering Methods with Examples and Exercises (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Hugo S.L.C. Hens
R1,368 Discovery Miles 13 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about "sick buildings", thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability - all these have accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics (in English speaking countries sometimes referred to as building science). The discipline embraces domains such as heat and mass transfer, building acoustics, lighting, indoor environmental quality and energy efficiency. In some countries, fire safety is also included. Through the application of physical knowledge and its combination with information coming from other disciplines, the field helps to understand the physical phenomena governing building parts, building envelope, whole buildings and built environment performance, although for the last the wording "urban physics" is used. Today, building physics has become a key player on the road to a performance based building design. The book deals with the description, analysis and modeling of heat, air and moisture transport in building assemblies and whole buildings with main emphasis on the building engineering applications, including examples. The physical transport processes determine the performance of the building envelope and may influence the serviceability of the structure and the whole building. Compared to the second edition, in this third edition the text has partially been revised and extended.

Construction Technology 1: House Construction (Paperback, 4th Ed. 2018): Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave Construction Technology 1: House Construction (Paperback, 4th Ed. 2018)
Mike Riley, Alison Cotgrave
R1,304 R1,081 Discovery Miles 10 810 Save R223 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Construction Technology 1: House Construction offers a highly accessible introduction to the key stages of domestic house construction from planning to internal finishes. Its student-friendly layout uses detailed figures, photos and case studies from real-life building sites to aid a practical understanding of construction techniques, providing clear step-by-step guidance in learning the basic principles of low-rise residential construction. This textbook is a vital resource for students in construction, property and architecture, BSc and MSc, including any student taking courses in building surveying, quantity surveying, real estate and construction management, as well as those studying at the HNC/HND level.

Collins Complete Plumbing and Central Heating (Paperback, New edition): Albert Jackson Collins Complete Plumbing and Central Heating (Paperback, New edition)
Albert Jackson 1
R319 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R84 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The definitive, easy-to-follow guide to plumbing and heating repairs in your home. An extension of the international bestselling Collins Complete DIY Manual, this brand-new edition is packed with user-friendly photos and is fully updated with the latest information about tools, products and regulations. Whether repairing a leaking tap or installing a new shower, Collins Complete Plumbing and Heating is the indispensable tool to help you get the job done well - and keep costs to a minimum. Contents include: * Emergency repairs * Taps, sinks and kitchen appliances * Toilets, baths and showers * Boilers and radiators * Identifying faults and maintenance * Safety tips * Tools for the job

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